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Missing programmes in device managers

Hi all
Just got myself a Fujitsu amilo (li 2735) laptop and a pc (which I will get round to later) and installed a pirate copy of win xp that funny enough did not ask for the product key code number

Any way in my device manager in the laptop I have the following uninstall devices or other devices as the device manager calls them. And I don't know what they are but I would like to find the drivers for them so I can install them thanks

1. Audio device on high definition audio bus. Location 65535

2. Ethernet controller. Location pci slot 7

3. Network controllercontroller. Location pc I slot 9

4. sm bus controller. Location pci bus 0

5. Video controller . Location pci 0

6. Video controller (vga compatible). Location pc I bus slot 0

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Re: drivers

To get the drivers you need to know make and model of the devices they are meant for. Find them on the site of Fujitsu. But since it came with Vista it's unsure they exist for XP.

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Even if you find the drivers.

It gets worse with XP as you discover that even installing an audio driver could be arcane lost knowledge.

That is I know to watch out for mention of the MSUAA from Microsoft. Even if I don't see that I find that often I have to wipe out and try again but install the motherboard chipset package, MSUAA from Microsoft and finally the audio driver.

This is thankfully no longer done as no one I know has asked to install XP for about 5 years.

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Where

The laptop dose indeed have a Vista sticker on it
But first with our dismissing the idea that the software will not work on xp
How do I find out the drivers I need and where do I get them from?

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drivers

since it is a laptop, most likely normal drivers would not work on it. you must get the laptops manufacturers oem version of the drivers. the only place is the manufacturer, just to to their help and support, search for the specific laptop model and see if they have xp drivers. The big problem will be since the laptop is so old, they might not have it in their support site anymore. if that is the case, you may be out of luck. Finally, a lot of vista drivers were compatible with xp.

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For XP it's a PITR but sure.

Kees noted where but the maker may not have the MSUAA installer. I can not guess if your machine needs the old XP audio install of:

1. XP and update to SP3.
2. Install the motherboard chipset drivers.
3. Install MSUAA from Microsoft.
4. Install audio driver from the laptop maker.

This can have folk that weren't around for XP screaming at folk about support but support is pretty much long gone and no one can write a step by step. That is, I wrote four steps but I'm running into folk that want me to supply baby steps with screen shots. That's not possible as I don't own your laptop.

But I will share as I can.

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